Thursday, October 27, 2016

Starting with splats

I bought some Derwent paint pens so I could draw with paint. Instead I've been using them to make washes. I started three tiles with washes: black and gray on white paper, white on black paper, and blue on tan paper. Here are the three tiles with just the ink splats:
For some reason I tackled the black paper first. I drew in both black ink and white ink, and fine tuned with a lot of pencil crayons. I'm rarely happy with my results of white on black work, but I really like this one!

I saw a leaf shape on the white tile so I went with leaves again. I left the trunk branches untangled; it seemed better to keep it simple and let the leaves stand out.

Maybe I was still inspired by two recent DivaCZT challenges, one to use leaves as inspiration, the other to spill something on the tile first.

In any case, I was on a roll. On the tan tile I did more leaves and tangled in brown and various blues and white. I'm calling this one 'Water Leaves Bubbles' (sort of like Eats Shoots and Leaves). :D
Tangles:
'Night Vines' - Tipple, Betweed-ish, and lots of lines
'Aspen Fall' - Finery, Pearlz, Betweed-ish, Tipple (Caviar version)
'Water Leaves Bubbles' - Black Pearlz, Finery, Nipa, Pearlz, 
Tipple (Caviar version)

15 comments:

  1. These are awesome! Just beautiful!

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  2. All of them are beautiful, Margaret! My favorite is the white on black. 💜

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  3. I love color, Margaret, but I must say that the black and white versions you created have really captured my imagination. Such beautiful creative work!!!! Thanks for sharing the process too.

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  4. Fantastic work, what a great dept, love it!
    This is very inspiring,

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  5. Stunning!
    I saw a leaf shape in the black tile right away . . . but not in the others until I saw your finished tiles.
    I just love the way you think!

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    1. Since I was doing these three one after the other, I think once I saw leaves I just saw more leaves everywhere!

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  6. I can't pick a favorite. They are each stunning in their own elements. I think the white one might win in a draw - love the leaves on it. Wonderful!

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  7. I love all your work Margaret! But...these are stunning, probably my most favorite of all your work, and that's saying a lot!

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  8. These are just lovely. The way the light shines through makes them special

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    1. Thanks Val. I think that has to do with the gradation in tone you can get with a wash.

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  9. Three wonderful tiles, your work is always beautiful and very inspiring. On every tile, I see a gorgeous shining that I love so much!!!

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  10. These are wonderful! TFS... I am doing a color class next week. Mind if I steal your idea?
    Barb B. CZT

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